Einstein is the poster child for genius because he was a genius The American organic chemist Robert Burns Woodward was a genius; the craft at which he excelled better than anyone else was making molecules, some of which were so complex that nobody before him thought they could be made. Show More Summary
When Robert Burns Woodward passed away in 1979 he left 699 pages of handwritten notes. Because R.B. Woodward was a Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1965) his family had carefully preserved his notes for posterity. An extensive study has now uncovered hidden treasures in these notes.
In any field, there are people with such prolific skill and clarity of thought that their work sometimes resembles more a piece of art than science. To understand how the pieces of a puzzle can be fitted together in unexpected ways takes a particular kind of thought. In synthetic organic chemistry, one such mind belonged to [...]
FACT CHECK: Is Iraq combat really over for US? By CALVIN WOODWARD and ROBERT BURNS (AP) WASHINGTON — Despite President Barack Obama's declaration Tuesday of an end to the combat mission in Iraq, combat almost certainly lies ahead. And in asserting the U.S. Show More Summary
What kind of a man was Robert Burns Woodward? As a student of his says, "He was a genius. Period. If he walked into the lab and asked for your arm, you would ask, "Which one?" So much has been said about this legend that not much can be added. Show More Summary
So the theme of my meeting continues. Yesterday, I spent much of the day in the Robert Burns Woodward (RBW) memorial symposium. The talks were from those who have previously worked with RBW with a particular emphasis on how his philosophy has affected their own research. Show More Summary